Photo: Peter L. Buranzon
San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.
You are the note(s) within music composition and those you select to compose/perform music with you, either live on stage or in the recording studio.
He has performed and/or recorded with: Wadada Leo Smith, Pamela Z, Eddie Gale, Kidd Jordan, John Bergamo, Doug Ellington, Muruga Booker, James Gurley, Perry Robinson, Sikiru Adepoju, Jon Raskin, Timothy Orr, Patrick Cress, Sheila Bosco, amongst others.
• Musicians Institute (1997 RIT, audio engineering live / studio with honors)
• California Institute of the Arts (2001 BFA, music composition / modern dance collaboration / performance arts )
• California Institute of the Arts (2006 MFA, music composer-performer / African American improvisational music / modern dance collaboration)